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NETWATCH

Churnet Valley Railway slideshow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBZ7ailgAcg
(Barry Knapper)

Swanage Railway, Spring Steam Gala 2019, Friday 29th March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCsJsRielvM
A Springtime 8F & Rear Gunner! (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3StvJh_1B1o
34092 ‘City Of Wells’ NYMR Opening Weekend (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr0E288_J7U
B1 61306 Mayflower on The Cathedrals Express 30th March 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtcGXsZQMow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoNn09AMc3k
The South Tynedale Railway on 30th March 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t48NvUj0X2E
East Lancashire Railway 31st March 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRJt-lwfrQk
2 x 68s and 5 x 66s on trains through Tyseley, 01/04/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Iqwj2j8wE
The London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipY-tbLdmTc
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Miniature railways around London
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2019/04/02/map-of-londons-miniature-steam-train-rides/
Isle of Wight Railway webcams
https://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/webcam-1.aspx
Web cam Landwasser viaduct
https://tinyurl.com/y6qy3ulq
Web cam Brusio circular viaduct
https://www.webcam.valtline.it/brusiog.htm
Web Cam at Preda overlooking the new Albula Tunnel workings
https://albulatunnel.roundshot.com/
Swiss railways engineering works (Hold cursor over symbols for explanation)
http://fahrplan.sbb.ch/bin/help.exe/en?tpl=showmap_external
Taking the slow train on the Corgo valley
https://tinyurl.com/y5sf3xux
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Thornhill has been added to the list of FARSAP videos on the SRS website
www.s-r-s.org.uk/farsap
(John Lacy)

“D-Day Squadron and Greenwood Tour” Plane Savers E86
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk-J4b_fktg
Video 12 Restoration Lancaster NX611. Year two
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvctfkv5eiw
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Immaculately Restored Film Lets You Revisit Life in New York City in 1911
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aohXOpKtns0
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

All the Stations does Ireland
Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aee1PsJC34
Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQko5prGu5A
Episode 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss8Bn_tsdl8
Episode 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-eSSjKSygw
Episode 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tavLt_MY7rM
Episode 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d0PGGtKuec
Episode 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhZ3pNHYjb0
Episode 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0iOcTHIL0Q

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IN THE NEWS

Union says railway Brexit protests are acts of ‘sabotage’
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/04/03-union-says-railway-brexit-protests.html

GBRf class 56’s top be rebuilt as class 69
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/gbrf-confirms-class-69-conversion

Maritime Transport starts rail service, contracted to DB Cargo
https://tinyurl.com/y6qlrb3j

DfT’s £300m scheme to see disabled access at 73 railway stations improved
https://tinyurl.com/yy76l3xb

Crossrail project likely to open in 2021 and cost more
https://www.railjournal.com/passenger/commuter-rail/crossrail-to-cost-more/

Network Rail buys up old Croydon sites in plans to fix Britain’s busiest railway bottleneck
http://tinyurl.com/y54y47tv

Proposed open access operator for GW main line
http://www.passengertransport.co.uk/2019/04/yeowart-plans-first-competition-for-gwr/

Northern Belle excursion Bristol to Weymouth
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/take-northern-belle-britains-most-2710887

Level crossing near miss near Stamford-le-Hope
https://tinyurl.com/y5t55wzj

Commuters farewell to Hatfield Peverel booking clerk
https://tinyurl.com/yytxpf56

4000 Chiltern Railways station lights converted to LEDs
https://tinyurl.com/y37c4n6q

Virgin Trains sets ridership record
https://www.railjournal.com/passenger/main-line/virgin-trains-sets-ridership-record/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-47805985

Northern Belle to call at Warrington en route to Scarborough
https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/17541795.luxurious-train-to-stop-off-in-town/

Northumberland line could reopen for passengers in 2022
https://tinyurl.com/y39hnwsy

Borders Railway extension study supported
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-47772563

Shotts line electrification completed on time and in budget
https://tinyurl.com/yxfor4ya

ScotRail passengers ‘fainted on overcrowded trains’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-47812997

Caledonian Sleeper unveil first look inside new £150m fleet
https://tinyurl.com/y6rys5vf

Wales and Border rail franchise in £200m deal for new metro fleet
https://tinyurl.com/y56npchp

Major repair work to begin on Conwy Valley Line
https://tinyurl.com/yyl5ro8r

Translink briefing of Foyle representatives
https://tinyurl.com/yy8c9ckj

Conwy Valley line closed until August
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47807200

R&ER loco to visit Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway
https://tinyurl.com/y6tznqdu

Tamping and lining at Esk Valley on NYMR
https://youtu.be/HgLzDLic-M0

Dog travels solo on train to Dublin
http://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/2019/0403/1040427-dog-travels-solo-on-train-to-dublin/
Owner of wandering dog found
https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0404/1040665-hamish-appeal/

Eurostar: Trains disrupted by protester near St Pancras
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47758618
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/04/02–eurostar-trespasser-was-unhappy..html

SNCF logistics purchace RAILTRAXX
https://tinyurl.com/y5sra65x

Rail projects awarded EU funding
https://tinyurl.com/y6h47rh3

Lodz suburban trains to be lengthened
https://tinyurl.com/y4vbwjuz

Polish operator orders 12 more FLIRT units
https://tinyurl.com/y46xzynt

Durango train punches through avalanche paths ahead of summer season
https://durangoherald.com/articles/270139

Fleet investment by McGills buses
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-47733412

Start of No Brexit additional ferry crossings
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-47749732

How Brunel helps my Asperger’s
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-bristol-47749276

Queen Mary Operators Plan to Remove B-427 ‘Scorpion’ Submarine
http://tinyurl.com/y3mdybxv

Aviation problems after Brexit
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47225806

Flybe cancels flights amid redundancy talks
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47797738

FlyBe starts Heathrow to Isle of Man flights
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-47746791

BEA A319 launches early Inverness flight
http://tinyurl.com/y58sgg7y

Ethiopian Airlines crash: ‘Pitch up, pitch up!’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47759966

Qantas Freight upgrades to 747-8F
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/qantas-freight-to-upsize-to-747-8fs-457230/

MIT and NASA engineers demonstrate a new kind of airplane wing
http://tinyurl.com/y6a7j4q9

Initial findings of Ethiopian 737 Max crash
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47812225

Crossness pumping station: Victorian sewer set to reopen
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-47750202

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth

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TV and RADIO

06/04/19 Channel 5 1810-1905
“Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson” 6/6

06/04/19 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Great Canal Journeys” Manchester to Ellesmere

06/04/19 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Mission Ignition” Classic car rebuilds 2/4

07/04/19 BBC4 2310-0000
“In Search of the Wreckers: Timewatch”

07/04/19 Channel 4 2355-0055
“Mission Ignition” Classic car rebuilds 2/4

08/04/19 BBC4 0000-0100
“Engineering Giants: Ferry Strip-Down”

08/04/19 BBC2 2100-2200
“A House Through Time” A Georgian house in Newcastle 1/4

08/04/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“World’s Busiest Train Stations” 1/4

09/04/19 BBC2 2315-0015
“A House Through Time” A Georgian house in Newcastle 1/4

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EVENTS

All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility can be accepted for 
inaccuracies or changes

Advance notice – booking required…
18/05/19 Guided Tour of Eastleigh Railway Works in aid of Eastleigh Mayor’s Charity
Starts 0945 – lasts approximately 2 hours
Tickets £10.00 from Eastleigh Museum, 25 High Street, Eastleigh
You need to provide your own hi-viz vest

05/04/19 RCTS Bristol
St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
“Penwyllt – The Neath & Brecon Railway Country Station” by Tudor Watkins & John 
Miles
Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested
https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/bristol/

05/04/19- Mid-Norfolk Railway: Spring Diesel Event
07/04/19 http://www.mnr.org.uk

05/04/19- North Norfolk Railway: That’s Yer Lot Gala
07/04/19 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk

05/04/19- Didcot Railway Centre: Launch of The Saint
07/04/19 https://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

06/04/19 N Gauge South East
Riddlesdown Collegiate, Honister Heights, Purley, CR8 1EX
https://www.ngaugesoutheast.co.uk

06/04/19 West Wiltshire Model Railway Circle Exhibition
Holt Village Hall, The Street, Holt, BA14 6QH
http://www.westwiltsmrc.club/

06/04/19 South East Bus Festival
Detling, near Maidstone, Kent
1000–1600
https://kentshowground.co.uk/heritage-transport-show/

06/04/19 Kidderminster Railway Museum Film Show
Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX
“Railways Remembered” a special programme for the KRM with Rob Foxon
1930 to about 2200
http://www.krm.org.uk/

06/04/19- Nailsea Model Railway Show
07/04/19 Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2HJ
https://www.nailsea-district-mrc.co.uk

06/04/19- Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Weekend Trolleybuses
07/04/19 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

06/04/19- South Devon Railway: 50th Anniversary Gala
14/04/19 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

06/04/19- Kent & East Sussex Railway: Lego Bricks Civilisations Show
22/04/19 https://www.kesr.org.uk

07/04/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Volunteer Open Day
http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

07/04/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Easter Holidays
24/04/19 http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

09/04/19 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“More Photographing Britain’s Railways” by Jack Boskett
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

10/04/19 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Charter Trains in the 21st Century” by Iain Pate
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members are very welcome – a donation of £2.00 is requested
https://www.radyr.org.uk/clubs/5984-2/

13/04/19 Fordingbridge Model Railway Exhibition
Avonway Community Centre, 39 Shaftsbury Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1JF
https://fmr.org.uk/

13/04/19 Friends of the Cromford Canal: Beggarlee Public Meeting
New Horizon Church, Langley Mill, NG16 3RZ (next to the Great Northern Pub)
View the planning application & raise questions about the proposed canal extension
1100 and 1500
http://www.cromfordcanal.info/

13/04/19 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: The Snowdonian
https://www.snowdonian.org.uk/

13/04/19- Crawley Model Railway Society Exhibition
14/04/19 Tanbridge House School, Horsham, RH12 1SR
https://www.crawleymrs.org.uk

13/04/19- Rail Road 2019
14/04/19 Astley Sports College, Yew Tree Lane, Dukinfield, SK16 5BL
https://www.facebook.com/tamevalleyscoutsrailroad/

13/04/19- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out With Thomas
22/04/19 https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

15/04/19 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Mixed transport photographs” by Terry and Justin Bulger
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

15/04/19 Churnet Valley Railway: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

17/04/19 Churnet Valley Railway: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

19/04/19 Gosport Railway Club
Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
Society AGM followed by “The Campbeltown & Machrihanish Light Railway”
by David Lusby
Starts 1930
http://grsupdate40.blogspot.com/

19/04/19- Lappa Valley Railway: Easter Fun
22/04/19 https://www.lappavalleyrailway.co.uk

19/04/19- Helston Railway: Easter Family Fun
22/04/19 https://www.helstonrailway.co.uk

19/04/19- Didcot Railway Centre: King/Saint/Railmotor Event
22/04/19 https://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

19/04/19- Dean Forest Railway: Easter Bonnets
22/04/19 https://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk/

19/04/19- Gwili Railway: Easter Bunny Special
22/04/19 https://www.gwili-railway.co.uk/

19/04/19- Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Weekend
22/04/19 https://www.e-v-r.com

19/04/19- Isle of Man Railways: Rush Hour on the Railways
22/04/19 https://www.rail.im

20/04/19- Churnet Valley Railway: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
22/04/19 https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

20/04/19- York Model Railway Show
22/04/19 Knavesmire Stand, York Racecourse, YO23 1EX
https://www.yorkshow.org.uk

20/04/19- Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Easter Weekend Trolleybuses
22/04/19 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

21/04/19- Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
22/04/19 Engine in motion 1200-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

21/04/19- Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
22/04/19 Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

21/04/19- Peak Rail: Easter Bank Holiday Treasure Hunt
22/04/19 http://www.peakrail.co.uk

21/04/19- Corris Railway: Easter Weekend
22/04/19 http://www.corris.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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